Adaptation-KS4

Adaptation-KS4 - POPULATIONS P opulationsize...

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POPULATIONS
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Population size A population is the number of a species  living in a particular area
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What factors could change a population? Competition Predation Migration Disease Natural disasters War For food, water and space Predators will eat prey and reduce the population (including the number of offspring) Members of the population may leave the area A disease could kill some of the population Drought, fire, floods, volcanic eruptions etc could alter the habitat and affect the population Wars can result in the death of many members of a population
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What else can affect the numbers and the distribution of a population? How well are individuals adapted? This will affect their survival in a habitat. What else lives there? This may mean competition for food. There may be predators.
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What is adaptation? Adaptation describes how a plant of animal  is able to survive in various environments Well adapted organisms can cope with the  different aspects of their environment, for  example, the temperature
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